Monday, June 21, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Just snorkeled on the reef right off the island and will head a little further south tomorrow for an all-day outing.
- Keith Crowe
Saturday, June 19, 2010
One of our goals was to put in a monkey bar and paint it.
Another goal was to build a slide.
Our final goal was to build and put in soccer goals for the kids to play with. This was our final project which we completed today.
While we worked, many kids from the village came to visit and help. My favorite was Kyle, who has very long hair that he puts in a bun on the top of his head. He is 4 years old and has 2 older sisters. At first we thought he was a girl! He also likes to help a lot with carrying buckets and pushing the wheelbarrow. He likes to be held and swung around in the air. I will miss him.
Friday, June 18, 2010
-Jane Anne Darken
Once lunch was over we went back to the village to finish the swings and slide. Those jobs were mostly for Chester and Luis so all of us played with the kids after their exams. Radiance and Irma sister of Radiance) also showed up and brought music for us to dance. Most of the afternoon was mellow and we basically played with the children and learned more about them. One game we played was standing in a circle with the children holding hands while music played. One person would walk around the cirle and where they stopped, they would dance with that person. It was so cute to see the little girls shaking their booties. We also got to see the kids enjoying the slide we built for them. They kept sliding and sliding and sliding. The line was so long to get on the slide, and they were so excited and happy. One girl, about the age of 13, slid down, and we could tell she'd never been down a slide before! Around 4:30 we went back to Monkey Bay and Mr. Corzine, George, Anna, and Chris all went to the river and swam, while all of the girls took showers and organized. Finally we had dinner and blogged.
INTERVIEW WITH ELONIE BRANDON (Niece of Radiance)
1. When do you start our school term and when does it end?
We start our term in September and go to November. We break in December for the holidays, and we start again in January and go through July. Our summer break is from July to September. (The kids at La Democracia were in the process of preparing and taking exams. The pre-firsters and eighth graders were having graduation practice when we first arrived.)
2. What are the start and end times of a regular school day?
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
3. What are you looking forward to the most when the playground is finished?
4. What is your favorite sport?
- George Mullowney